JP: Teen faces charges over breach of online school grades management system

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Jun 272016
 

Kyodo News reports: A second arrest warrant was served on a 17-year-old boy Monday over the theft of some 210,000 digital files containing the grades of students in Saga Prefecture schools, police said. The boy, a resident of the city […]

Hack exposes 1,500 University of Cambridge student and employee passwords

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Jun 242016
 

Patrick Howell O’Neill reports: Hackers successfully hit the University of Cambridge’s Cambridge Schools Classics Project website this week, exposing the email addresses and cleartext passwords of over 1,500 students and employees. The contents of the breach were released freely online earlier this […]

Palm Beach County Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy Involving Students and Other Individuals’ Personal Identifying Information

 Posted by at 8:33 pm  Breach Incidents, Education Sector, ID Theft, U.S.  Comments Off on Palm Beach County Resident Pleads Guilty in Stolen Identity Tax Refund Fraud Conspiracy Involving Students and Other Individuals’ Personal Identifying Information
Jun 232016
 

A Palm Beach County resident pled guilty for his participation in a stolen identity tax refund fraud conspiracy involving students and other individuals’ personal identifying information (PII). Oniel Winston Scarlett, 28, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire […]

Abingdon Avon employee arrested a month after a data breach

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Jun 232016
 

There’s a follow-up to an investigation noted previously on this site. KWQC reports that the he Abingdon-Avon School District’s IT Director has been arrested just a month after the district revealed it was investigating an employee for a data breach impacting student […]